Our heroes must perform a prison break to save Willow and Kit from a group of trolls in the latest episode of “Willow.” While imprisoned Kit meets a man claiming to be her long lost father, Madmartigan, but he turns out to be Allagash, a former crew mate of her father pretending to be him. In the end, the heroes are rescued, viewers are left more confused by what happened between Madmartigan, Boorman and Allagash, and Elora Danon and Kit finally have the big argument that has been brewing.

Following the disappointing episode five, this episode was a nice return to form. I didn’t care for the party among the dwellers of the Wildwood, but I am here to see how these people keep trying to escape the trolls. Willow shines here as he is quick to snuff out that isn’t really Madmartigan. He quickly finds ways to point out the obvious flaws and his frustration with Elora when she drops the wand tells an amazing story. Meanwhile, Kit’s frustration has been bubbling since the beginning of the series and it’s nice to see how it boils over at the end. She thinks she’s close to finding her dad when Elora and Jade stop her. Kit needs to know why her father chose Elora over her, and she’s ready to confront Elora about that.

I also enjoyed how the show’s creators worked around the Madmartigan issue. It was unlikely Val Kilmer would be reprising his role from the movie, so they needed to find a new way to keep his spirit in the show even if they couldn’t have him. Having Christian Slater play Allagash is a nice way around it. He keeps the spirit of Madmartigan while presenting a new character with a nice cameo from a well-known actor. It’s far from perfect, but it works in the context of the show.

While it may not work for some people, I enjoy how this episode faded the action into the background. We get to see Elora and Greydon finally discussing the major issues between them while everyone is fighting behind them. I get why people don’t like it, but I was laughing hysterically at it. It reminded me of the episode of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” where they spent a large focus on Xander and his seemingly mundane story while Buffy, Willow, Angel and Giles tried to prevent the hellmouth from opening in the library. Their fight was in the background because it was every day for them. That’s how this episode felt. The fighting was an every day occurrence but the discussion Elora and Greydon needed to have wasn’t an every day occurrence. That’s why it worked.

With two episodes to go, I’m excited for the rest of this journey, but I don’t care about their ultimate mission. They are supposed to be rescuing Elora’s love and Kit’s brother, but we have barely seen him since he’s been captured. I don’t care when he’s on screen. They have a lot of work to do over the next two episodes to make that storyline worthy, but the rest of what is going on has been a lot of fun.

Rating: 4 stars

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Jeremy Brown

Jeremy has been a big Disney fan since he was a kid growing up during the Disney Renaissance. One day he hopes to go to every Disney Park in the world.

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